The following highlights an assortment of research and translations from the MEMRI Lantos Archives on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial this past year. Producing such content is very costly, and your help allows us to continue our vital work of supporting counterterrorism efforts in the U.S. and throughout the West. We are very grateful to those of our valued readers who have already donated this year, and ask those who have not yet done so to please consider making a tax-deductible donation now.
The following are selected MEMRI TV clips from the Lantos Archives in 2020, on a variety of topics.
Egyptian actor and TV host Wagdy El-Araby said in a November 13, 2020 episode of his show on Watan TV (Turkey-Based Egyptian MB) said the Jews deserved being burned by Hitler, since Allah annihilates oppressors by means of other oppressors. He also said that French President Emmanuel Macron has tried to falsely accuse Islam of terrorism, while France is responsible for "pyramids" of Algerian skulls. El-Araby also said that the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar should have refused to meet with France's Foreign Minister because he is part of Macron's government.
On September 18, 2020, Al-Ghadir TV [Iraq] aired a debate about Freemasonry and Zionism. TV Host Salam Sakr Al-Khaledi said that he rejects Hitler and Nazism, but that they can't be "blamed" for their actions because it is true that the Jews, Zionists, and Freemasons are behind all the strife [in the world]. Iraqi Legal Expert Abu Yaqeen Al-Musawi, a panelist on the show, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a Masonic "tool," and that the vaccine will be made mandatory so that a chip can be inserted in people, who can then be controlled via satellites. He argued that there is a conspiracy to reduce the world's population and establish a single regime that would control the entire world.
In a September 21, 2020 interview on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza), Lebanese journalist Muna Sukariya recalled a visit she made to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, which she said she had no previous knowledge about prior to her trip. She said she had been shocked to find that Anne Frank "had hidden from the Nazis [for] just three months," and said that it cannot be compared to the victims of Sabra and Shatila. The TV host said that the whole story was a fabrication.
#8352 - Egyptian-American Political Analyst Magdi Khalil Praises Macron, Trump: Radical Islam Contradicts Western Values; Its Practices Are A Form of Terrorism; Berlin-Based Journalist Ahmad Al-Hawas: Jews Use Children's Blood In Matzos; Jazeera TV Host Faisal Al-Qasem: Islamist Terrorism Created By The West
On October 6, 2020, Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) aired a debate about French President Emmanuel Macron's recent address, stating that he will crack down on radical Islam in France. Egyptian-American political analyst Magdi Khalil praised Macron for abandoning political correctness, and he praised U.S. President Donald Trump for having "landed a blow" against Islamic extremism. He further said that radical Islam contradicts Western values, and that killing apostates, wife beating, shari'a courts, "honor" crimes, polygamy, female circumcision, marrying off underage girls, forcing women to wear veils, and refusing to salute the flag are all illegal activities and forms of terrorism. Khalil also challenged the opinion that ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and other radical Islamic groups are Western creations, pointing out that all these groups hate the West more than they hate anything else. In addition, Berlin-based journalist Ahmad Al-Hawas, the Editor-in-Chief of resalapost.com, accused Khalil of being a "Crusader," and claimed that the Jewish Talmud says that Jews rejoice when they slaughter babies and eat matzos soaked in their blood.
Dr. Abduljabbar Saeed, the Head of the Quran and Sunnah Department in Qatar University's Shari'a Faculty, said in a May 16, 2020 interview on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) that Allah will help the Muslims liberate every single centimeter of Palestine. He cited a hadith in which the Prophet Muhammad said that Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, who will hide behind rocks and trees, which will in turn call out to the Muslims to kill the Jews hiding behind them. Dr. Saeed referred to a version of the hadith, in which a type of tree called a gharqad will not call out to the Muslims. He said that he rejects this version and that he believes that every rock and every tree will call out to the Muslims. In addition, Dr. Saeed said that victory will only be achieved through sacrifice of all that is precious and through the "blood of the martyrs and over the skulls of the enemies."
Former Hamas Representative in Tehran Mustafa Al-Lidawi said in an interview on the Iranian Arabic language Al-Alam TV, on September 6, 2020, that European Jews Used to mix the blood of non-Jewish children in the Passover Matzos. He added that although the Israelis no longer practice this today, they still believe that God commanded them to use the blood of goyim, non-Jews, in their Passover Matzo. Al-Lidawi was one of the Hamas leaders, who were deported by Israel to Lebanon in the early 1990s. He later served as the Hamas representative in Tehran and had his own show on Al-Alam TV. Al-Lidawi was eventually expelled from Hamas. He made some headlines in 2012, when he was kidnapped in Syria and was tortured by his captors, before his release, following Hamas and Hizbullah mediation.
Houthi Islamic scholar Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi said in a Friday, August 14, 2020 sermon that aired on Al-Eman TV (Houthis-Yemen) that Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Zayed of the UAE, which recently formalized relations with Israel, might as well be named Shimon, Binyamin, or any other Hebrew name, and he said that he likes to refer to the UAE as the "United Hebrew Emirates." Sheikh Al-Ubeidi also said that the recent Beirut port explosion, which he compared to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was caused by Zionist Jewish Israelis, and he claimed that Zionism and the Jews are behind COVID-19, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, 9/11, the bombing of the USS Cole, and bombings in France, Iraq, Algeria, and elsewhere. Furthermore, he said that the Jews are the cousins of pigs.
#8162 - Nation Of Islam Official Ishmael Muhammad: Jews Control Hollywood; They Fueled Slavery, Sold Sheets And Nooses To The KKK; Proposed COVID-19 Vaccine Is Part Of Kissinger's Plan To Depopulate The World
On July 12, 2020, Ishmael Muhammad, the National Secretary to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, delivered a speech defending Farrakhan's July 4, 2020 speech (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 8119.) In his speech, Ishmael Muhammad claimed that Jews have always been spying on black people, that it was a Jew who had first invested in the Ku Klux Klan, and that Jewish merchants sold sheets, guns, and ropes to the Klan. Muhammad also said that the proposed COVID-19 vaccine is part of a plan to cull the world's population in accordance with a plan devised by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Muhammad said that the accusations of Farrakhan being antisemitic are "trickery" intended to promote a "political, economic, and social agenda," and he claimed that the Jews control Hollywood and the music industry. He said that they are the "architects of the filth [that] has led to the perversity of [American] society and culture." In addition, Muhammad encouraged his listeners to thanks celebrities who have publicly supported Farrakhan such as athletes DeSean Jackson and Stephen Jackson, and musicians Ice Cube and Sean "Puffy" Combs.
Rajaa Al-Halabi, head of the Hamas Women's Movement, said at a rally in Gaza, that aired on July 9, 2020 on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas – Gaza) that Allah will punish the Jews, whom she described as treacherous slayers of prophets. She said that the Palestinians' conflict against the Israelites and the Zionist enemy is a conflict of faith, and that this enemy has no place in Palestine. She added that the Palestinians are destined to do Allah's will by finishing off the Israelites and that Allah has brought the Jews to Palestine so that it can become their graveyard.
Sudanese preacher Abdallah Hassan Jiballah said in a sermon that was uploaded to the Internet on March 1, 2020 that the Jews are disbelievers who shed the blood of the prophets of Allah, and that hatred and hostility towards the Jews is an intrinsic part of Islam. He said that normalizing relations and forming alliances with the Jews is forbidden by shari'a law.
#8144 - Former Jordanian Deputy PM Mamdouh Al-Abadi: Our Struggle With The Jews Is Existential, And The Mutual Enmity Is Historic; Israeli Annexation Would Be An Act of Aggression Against Jordan – If This Happens, All Options Are On The Table
Former Jordanian Deputy PM Mamdouh Al-Abadi said in a July 12, 2020 interview on Alghad TV (United Kingdom): "our relations with the Israelis and the Jews in this region are existential and beyond a border dispute." He added that if Israel annexes parts of the West Bank, this would constitute an act of aggression against Jordan. Al-Abadi said that all options are on the table if this happens, including sanctions, cutting off relations with Israel, annulling the Jordan-Israel peace treaty and gas deals, and returning to the pre-1967 state of affairs. He said that the issue of Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley is a matter of life and death for Jordan.
General (Ret.) Mahmoud Khalifa, the military advisor to the Secretary-General of the Arab League, said in a June 29, 2020 interview on Mehwar TV (Egypt) that the Arabs must arm and strengthen themselves as long as Israel exists "because it wants to devour Arab lands and expand." He explained that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion says that Israel wants to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates, to make it all Jewish land, and to gather all the Jews there before expanding further.
Former Saudi Minister of Justice Sheikh Muhammad Issa, who currently serves as the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, said in a June 17, 2020 interview on Al-Arabiya Network (Saudi Arabia) that some people misunderstand the Quranic verse that says that Jews and Christians will never be pleased with the Muslims until they follow their religion. He clarified that this was referring to the direction of prayer or other matters of faith. In addition, he explained that Muslims, Jews, and Christians are "brothers" because all of humanity comes from the same source and he emphasized that Muslims have never benefited from having a hateful or provocative approach. Saying that there are Jews who have stood alongside the Muslims against Islamophobia, Sheikh Issa added: "We do not deal with extremists, fanatics, or haters, [but] people should not bear the consequences of mistakes committed by some of them."
Moroccan YouTuber Anas Arex said in a video that he uploaded to his YouTube channel on April 28, 2020 that Allah once tested a certain tribe of Jews whose livelihood was fishing by causing the fish to come only on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. Arex said that the Jews schemed to fish indirectly on the Sabbath by digging trenches that would trap the fish so that they could be collected on Sunday, and he said that as punishment for their disobedience, Allah transformed these Jews into apes. Arex clarified that since these apes did not have any offspring, today's Jews are the brothers of apes and pigs, because they resemble them in "conduct and traits", rather than the descendants of apes and pigs, as Jews have been sometimes referred.
Hamas MP Yunis Al-Astal said in a May 6, 2020 parliamentary session that aired Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) that Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank would constitute a crime against the will of Allah since the Jews are the most corrupt of Allah's creatures and since Allah has prescribed humiliation, misery, and wrath for the Jews. He said that the Jews are more dangerous than the coronavirus, that they are planning to eventually occupy parts of the Arabian Peninsula, including Medina, and that the Hamas parliament should recommend that the Jews should be killed wherever they may be found, since this is what Allah decreed about them.
Egyptian TV host Maged Abdallah said in an April 28, 2020 show on Elsharq TV (Turkey-Based Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood) that Egyptian cinema was founded by Jews and that the majority of Egyptian actors and film crews consisted of Jews. He elaborated that in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews laid out their plan to take over the world and gain control of people's minds by means of the media and the press. He said that it was thus "only natural" for the Jews to take control of the cinema and he claimed that cinema, soccer, the press, casinos, night clubs, and global advertising agencies are all run and owned by Jews.
#7906 - Palestinian-American Academic Seif Da'na on Hizbullah TV: Coronavirus May Have Leaked from U.S. Lab; Western Economic Policies Kill More People than COVID-19; Hitler Did Not Do Anything "Out of the Ordinary" But Is Viewed as Satan Because He Did It in Europe
Seif Da'na, a Palestinian-American Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, said in a March 29, 2020 interview on Manar TV (Hizbullah – Lebanon) that more people die every year from diseases like malaria and as a result of Western economic policies than from coronavirus. Professor Da'na, who was speaking from Chicago, said there is a resemblance between COVID-19 and Adolf Hitler's actions, who he said did not do "anything out of the ordinary" since his actions had been no different than what Europeans did in colonial times. He explained that Hitler is viewed as Satan only because he did these things in Europe, and he added that the coronavirus may have leaked from Fort Detrick, a U.S. Army installation in Maryland.
Turkish Imam Muhammed Korkmaz Hoca, also known as Niğdeli Muhammed Hoca, in a video uploaded to the Internet on January 6, 2020, said that he is raising his son to be a "high-quality" and fantastic enemy of the Jews and the Christians. The video has the logo of the "500 Evler Love Association," which, according to the group's Facebook page, is based in Istanbul. 500 Evler is an avenue in the Gaziosmanpaşa district of Istanbul. A YouTube channel bearing the group's name also features lectures from various imams, as does the group's Facebook page.
Jordanian TV host Omar Ayasra said in a January 27, 2020 show on Yarmouk TV (Jordan) that the story of the Holocaust is not the story about massacres, crimes against humanity, and antisemitism that people are told it is. He claimed that the Holocaust is a story used politically by Israel to promote itself and to extort the West by getting sympathy and support. He criticized the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League for visiting Auschwitz and praying there and he said that doing this is assisting the survival of the State of Israel.
On the Houthi affiliated Al-Masirah TV, TV host Hamid Rizq referred to the visit to Auschwitz of a delegation of the Muslim World League, led by the Saudi Sec.-Gen.of the League, Muhammad Al-Issa. Rizk said that delegation's visit to "the camps of the so-called Holocaust" is "another venomous strike [Saudi Arabia has dealt] to the body of the Arab and Islamic nation." Rizk stated that the Saudi regime has gone beyond their "clandestine participation in schemes" against the Arab causes and it is now participating in public measures which constitute "harsh provocation of the sentiments of the Arabs and Muslims." Rizk claimed that the graves of Holocaust victims and museums of the Holocaust are a lie. He insisted that "many historians have proven that this genocide was not true." The visit took place in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation and the statements were aired on January 25, 2020.
Saudi Arabia's Al-Arabiya Network aired a report on a visit to Auschwitz by a delegation of the Muslim World Leagues on January 23, 2020. The delegation of senior Islamic scholars was led by Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Dr. Muhammad Issa. According to the report, the purpose of the visit was to express the Muslim World League's message against violence, hatred, and extremism. Dr. Ahmad Abadi, Secretary-General of the Mohammadia League of Scholars in Morocco, who was a member of the delegation, was interviewed from Auschwitz. He said that no one in the "extended human family" is immune to the "virus of hate," which penetrated into the scholarly German nation. Dr. Abadi added: "We should learn this lesson […] so that we do not repeat such a tragedy anywhere on our planet." Dr. Abadi stated that this visit can refute the "widespread belief that Muslims can accept crimes against humanity." The visit took place in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation.
In a December 28, 2019 interview on ATV (Kuwait), former Kuwaiti Minister Ali Al-Baghli, who has also been a member of Kuwait's parliament, was asked regarding whether a certain Kuwaiti man who converted to Judaism should be stripped of his Kuwaiti citizenship or not. Al-Baghli answered that there should be no punishment for this person because Kuwait is a country governed by laws that do not infringe upon people's personal liberty to convert to different religions. He pointed out that if it had been a Jew that converted to Islam, everybody would have applauded this man, and that Judaism has been around for longer than Islam. Al-Baghli added: "If he is wrong, Allah will punish him. Why should we, as humans, interfere?"
#8484 - Friday Sermon By Israeli Islamist Leader Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib: Jewish Merchants Suffocated Europe By Means Of Usury, Cheating; As A Result, Europeans Massacred And Banished the Jews, Including During WWII
Israeli Islamist leader Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib said in a Friday, November 20, 2020 sermon that was uploaded to his YouTube channel that Islam was spread peacefully in southeast Asia by Muslim merchants. He compared these Muslims merchants to Jewish merchants in Europe, who he said had tried to "grab European society by the throat" by means of usury, monopolies, cheating, and loans. He explained that this Jewish greed is why the Jews were always blamed for plagues and why the Holocaust took place.
In a November 20, 2020 show on Yarmouk TV (Jordan), Jordanian Professor Ahmad Nofal warned the Arabs that when their children visit Israel, the Israelis will try to seduce them and will infect them with AIDS.
Yemeni TV host Boshra Al-Mahtouri, the Undersecretary for Girls' Education in the Houthi Ministry of Education, said in a November 18, 2020 show on Al-Eman TV (Houthis – Yemen) that media disinformation is a form of "soft" warfare used by the Jews and the Christians against the Muslims. She elaborated that the most salient example of this was the 9/11 attacks, in which she claimed no planes were involved and which she said were part of a long-term strategy to launch a crusade against the Muslims. Al-Mahtouri said that the towers were toppled in a deliberate detonation, that security measures had been suspiciously decreased just before the attacks, and that 4,000 Jews had not showed up to work on the day of the attacks.
Egyptian Islamic scholar Zaghloul Al-Naggar said in a September 6, 2020 interview on Channel 9 (Turkey) that "a bunch of extremist Jews" in Sweden are trying to distort Islam and to attack Islamic voices because they want revenge for the rapid spread of Islam in Europe. Al-Naggar said that they must be exposed before the Swedish people, whose tolerance and politeness he praised. He added that the Jews in Sweden understand how the spread of Islam endangers their "Satanic schemes" to prevent people from accepting Islam. Al-Naggar's comments were made against the backdrop of clashes between far-right activists and Muslim rioters in Malmö and Ronneby after Swedish police had prevented Danish politician Ramus Paludan from entering the country. Al-Naggar is the Chairman of Committee of Scientific Notions in the Qur'an, Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Egypt.
Sudanese Islamic scholar Abd Al-Hayy Yousuf, Deputy Chairman of Sudan Islamic Scholars Association and Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Board of Trustees, said in an October 6, 2020 show that aired on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) that to normalize relations with Israel means to justify surrender and treachery. He explained that according to the Quran, it is obligatory for Muslims to be hostile towards Jews. Yousuf said that while people who promote normalization with Israel quote verses depicting Muhammad's positive interaction with Jews, the Quran forbids taking Jews as allies. He added that there are multiple instances in the Quran and biography of the Prophet, where Jews tried to assassinate the Prophet Muhammad and violated treaties with the Muslims. Yousuf continued to say that the Jews have been a thorn in the side of the Muslims ever since the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Yousuf also spoke out against Sudan's normalization with Israel in an interview given earlier in 2020, see MEMRI TV clip. 7780.
Mauritanian Islamic scholar Mohamed Ould Khattari said in a lecture that was uploaded to bessayir.com on September 22, 2020 that the Quran has taught the Muslims that the Jews are the most evil of creatures and the sworn enemies of Islam. He explained that normalization with Israel is an attempt to break the barriers raised between Muslims and the Jews by the Quran, the "sensitivity" Muslims feel towards the Jews, and the feeling of disgust Muslims have when "told about a Jew." Khattari warned that normalization is the beginning of the end for those who are signing agreements with the Zionists and befriending the Jews.
#8331 - Qatari Sociologist Abd Al-Aziz Al-Ansari: Marry Your Daughters Off When They Are 12 Or 13; There Is A Jewish Plot To Destroy Gaza Society By Banning Child Marriage; This Would Increase Depravity, Homosexuality
On August 28, 2020, Qatari sociologist Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj Al-Ansari uploaded a video promoting child marriage to his YouTube channel. Al-Ansari said that the "correct" age for girls to marry is 12 or 13, and that delaying marriage leads to an increase in depravity, homosexuality, lesbianism, prostitution, and sodomy. He said that it is Satanic to demand a delay in marriage, and that there is a Jewish plot to destroy Gazan society by banning child marriage.
Former Jordanian Health Minister Dr. Mamdouh Al-Abbadi, who has also served as Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister, said in a September 15, 2020 interview on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that since the UAE and Bahrain have never sent any soldiers to fight for Palestine, they are not familiar with the Israelis, with whom they are signing a peace deal. He added that they do not know that Israelis and the Jews are only "Shylocks" who are after their money.
#8290 - Mashhad Friday Sermon By Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda On Charlie Hebdo Cartoons: Why Is Insulting The Prophet Muhammad Considered Freedom Of Speech While People Who Investigate The 'False and Mythical' Holocaust Are Executed In Europe?
Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's representative in the Khorasan Razavi province, said in a Friday, September 11, 2020 sermon in Mashhad, Iran that the West conspired to cause the explosion in the Beirut port, and that it has resorted to angrily cursing the Prophet Muhammad because there is nothing else it can do. He specifically criticized the French journal Charlie Hebdo, as well as France's President. In addition, Ayatollah Alamolhoda questioned why in Europe, cursing the Prophet Muhammad is considered freedom of expression while people who discuss or investigate the "false and mythical" Holocaust are condemned and executed. He also said that blacks in the United States are being killed and oppressed for chanting "Human life matters." In May, 2016, Iran held a Holocaust cartoon contest in response to the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Muhammad, see MEMRI TV clip no. 5472 for an Al-Alam TV (Iran) report about the contest.
Kuwaiti Imam Sheikh Naji Al-Kharas said in a Friday, August 21, 2020 sermon that was uploaded to his YouTube channel that all the Arab peace agreements with Israel and the Jews, including the Camp David Accords, the Oslo Accords, and the Jordan-Israel peace agreement, are null and void because they "abolish the Jihad." He elaborated that it is impermissible to sign a permanent peace agreement with the enemy.
Egyptian Sheikh Sameh Al-Gobah said in a November 18, 2020 show on Watan TV (Turkey-based Egyptian MB) that the Jews have no historical or religious ties to Palestine. He cited a hadith that predicts that on Judgment Day, the trees and the rocks will call upon the Muslims to kill the Jews, with the exception of the gharqad tree. He warned Arab leaders that they must not protect the Jews like the gharqad tree, and he said that the Muslims will soon sweep away the Jews and their protectors.
#8215 - Thailand-Based Islamic Scholar Dr. Omar Zaid, In Interview With Chicago Islamic Scholar Sheikh Omar Baloch: The People behind the Beirut Explosion Control the Entire World; The Zionists Are Controlled by "High-Degree Satanic Magi"; The Jewish Intelligentsia Serves Evil
On August 5, 2020, Chicago Islamic scholar Sheikh Omar Baloch uploaded to his YouTube channel an interview with U.S.-born Islamic scholar Dr. Omar Zaid. Dr. Zaid said that the "usual suspects" who are behind the recent explosion in Beirut, Lebanon are criminals who control everybody on the planet by threat of blackmail, by threat of an "Epstein event," or by means of a suitcase nuclear device hidden in major cities, which he said has been a method these people have employed for decades. Dr. Zaid said that the Zionists and the British Empire are controlled by "high-degree Satanic magi." He elaborated that the Zionists took over the world under the auspices of the Illuminati and of world bankers who come from pre-Flood bloodlines and who are possessed by Satan and his chief demons.
#8152 - Jordanian Professor Ahmad Nofal Justifies Erdogan's Decision To Turn Hagia Sophia Into A Mosque, Adds: When We Liberate Palestine, We Will Uproot The Synagogues And the Jews And Throw Them Into The Sea
Jordanian professor Ahmad Nofal said on his weekly show, aired on July 17, 2020, on the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood's channel Yarmouk TV, that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who had turned the Hagia Sophia mosque into a museum was, in fact, a Greek Dönmeh Jew. Later in the show, Nofal said that when the Arabs liberate Palestine, they will not leave the synagogues intact, but they will uproot them and throw them into the sea along with the Jews.
Lebanese journalist Dr. Hassan Hamade said in a May 28, 2020 interview on OTV (Lebanon) that Lebanon should opt for the "eastern option" since the West has made it clear that it sees Lebanon as a guinea pig meant to serve the Jews. He also said that the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, and Morgans are the "brood of vipers" behind ISIS, the conflict in America, and possibly the coronavirus pandemic. He said that they constitute the "global government."
On February 8, 2020, Lebanese singer Ali Al-Attar uploaded a performance of a song titled "We Will Pray in Jerusalem" to YouTube and Facebook. The song was performed at the Hujeir Festival in August 2019 and Al-Attar was accompanied by the Lebanese National Orchestra. Al-Attar sang: "There will be no trace of Zionism left on the land [...] We will understand the meaning of being a martyr [...] The final war will soon be waged upon the land, and Zionism will suffer the most horrible holocaust [...] Oh Israel, the Temple will be destroyed when we meet, and the Star [of David] will be burned to the ground [...] The sheikhs of blind normalization will be sentenced to stoning."
Lebanese politician Dr. Yahya Ghaddar, the Secretary-General of the Arab-Islamic Gathering to Support the Choice of Resistance, said in a May 11, 2020 interview on Al-Manar TV (Lebanon) that the supporters of normalization with Israel are mercenaries whose leaders are more pro-Zionist than the Jews and the Zionists themselves. He said that Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman has admitted that his mother is a Jew and he elaborated that Judeo-Christian civilization has exploited Judaism in order to establish Israel. Predicting that a large catastrophe is awaiting the Jews because of the existence of Israel, Dr. Ghaddar said that leaders in the West "who mere mostly installed by global Zionism" do not value human life and that they saw the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to get rid of an elderly population that is no longer productive.
Former Lebanese minister Wiam Wahhab said in a May 3, 2020 interview on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that he had once "half-jokingly" said in an interview on Jadeed TV (Lebanon) that he supports the German soccer team FC Bayern Munich because the Germans had burned the Jews and he expressed surprise that this statement drew negative attention from French politicians and media several years after he had made the statement. Wahhab explained that he dislikes Zionists, that he doesn't hate Jews, and that he didn't mean what he had said in his original statement on Jadeed TV. Wahhab's original statement (see MEMRI TV No.2536), which aired on July 4, 2010 on Jadeed TV was: "I support Germany in politics and Brazil in soccer. I like the way Brazil plays. But I like the Germans because they hate the Jews and they burned them."
Lebanese nuclear physicist Dr. Hadi Issa Dalloul said in an April 4, 2020 interview on Al-Ikhbariya TV (Syria) that the Jews escaped the WTC on 9/11 following a tip from the "Jewish intelligence agency." He said that with regard to the economic collapse that will take place as a result of the current global crisis, people should "watch closely" to see who remains unharmed. He predicted that the Jews would try to escape before companies collapse, that they will "sit on the sidelines" while letting others fall financially, and that they will eventually reveal themselves like they did after 9/11.
#7905 - Houthi Politician Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Mahbashi: The Jews, U.S. Are Behind Coronavirus Pandemic; We Should Unite in Jihad against the Jews; Enmity towards Them Is an Identifying Characteristic of Muslims
Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Mahbashi, a member of the Houthi Political Bureau, said in a Friday, March 20, 2020 sermon that Muslims should unite on the path to Jerusalem and in Jihad against the Jews, that enmity towards the Jews is one of the identifying characteristics of Muslims, and that the Jews and the Americans are responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the coronavirus, which he described as an "American aggression," was made into such a lethal virus in American laboratories and that it is divine justice that the countries of the world are suffering from a medical crisis similar to what Yemen has suffered as a result of its recent conflicts. He also said that Yemen and the Gaza Strip are two places that have not yet had any documented cases of coronavirus infection. The video was uploaded to a YouTube channel called Rasael. The following day, two COVID-19 infections were reported in the Gaza Strip.
Jordanian Islamic scholar Ahmad Al-Shahrouri said in a March 8 episode of his show on Yarmouk TV – a Jordanian TV channel affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood - that the Jews are more dangerous than coronavirus, AIDS, cholera, and every disease in the world. He also said that to be saved from these illnesses, one should remember the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jihad, which he explained is a means of purification of one's soul and body. Sheikh Al-Shahrouri added that being saved from coronavirus serves to give one the honor of liberating the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Shahrouri is a professor of shari'a at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan and serves as the imam of the university's mosque.
Iraqi political analyst Muhammad Sadeq Al-Hashemi said in a February 26, 2020 interview on Al-Ayam TV (Iraq) that in the 1981 thriller novel titled The Eyes of Darkness, American author Dean Koontz had written about the coronavirus. Al-Hashemi argued that this proves that coronavirus is an American plot and he said that the goal of the plot is to reduce the world's population. He said that in the past 10 years, two patents have been filed in the United States for the development of virus strains with the name "corona" and he compared this American "conspiracy" to when the Jews used blankets infected with anthrax to wipe out 86% of the native population in what is today the United States in order to have a real Jewish homeland. He said that the Zionist lobby similarly cleansed one third of the population of Scotland and that the Rothschild family has a monopoly of laboratories that develop biological and nuclear weapons. Al-Hashemi added that the Rothschilds had been the ones who decided to use nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Lebanese Hizb ut-Tahrir preacher Ahmad Al-Qasas said in January 31, 2020 address that aired on the Hizb ut-Tahrir-affiliated Al-Waqiyah TV (Lebanon) that Allah promised that Islam would prevail over all other religions, principles, and laws until it rules the Earth. He said that the Prophet Muhammad had predicted that the Jews will fight the Muslims, but that the Muslims will kill the Jews, until they hide behind rocks and trees, which will call out to the Muslims to kill the Jews hiding behind them. Al-Qasas said that the Gharqad tree is the only tree that won't call out to the Muslims, and that there are projects meant to keep planting such trees in occupied Palestine, but that these trees will not offer any protection against the promise of Allah. He added that the Jews are the most cowardly of Allah's creations because they are greedy for any kind of life, not only lives of honor and glory, since they know that they have displeased Allah by rejecting His commandments.
France-based international law expert Dr. Abd Al-Ilah Al-Rawi said in an October 26, 2020 show on Channel 9 (Turkey) that French President Emmanuel Macron insists on offending Islam and the Prophet Muhammad because he was brought to power by the Rothschild family, which he said controls global capital and media.